Going home from his job the Mall Security Manager at Perkins Mall in Nashville, Tennessee, for the day, Travis Tolbane, Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, was ambushed by Vietnamese thugs. It was a close call and he was lucky that Metro Police was close at hand. Then shortly after that on the same night he discovered his friend and former interpreter, Ba, had been murdered by a horrendous method known as, Death from a Thousand Cuts, and was staked out like a cross on his kitchen floor.
Various information and incidents led the group, now four, including a Vietnamese Catholic Priest that had been targeted also. They also realized the incidents were in a mad Masked Man’s Cause, who thought he was the reincarnation of Tran Hung Dao, a famous Vietnamese General from the end of the 13th Century. Which drove him to recover an iconic jeweled Jade Cross, take the beautiful Mai for his lover, kill her lover and friends that he hated.